Genesis 14:19

“And hee blessed him, and saide; Blessed bee Abram of the most high God, possessour of heauen and earth,”

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And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
- King James Version

He blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And blessing him, said, May the blessing of the Most High God, maker of heaven and earth, be on Abram:
- Basic English Bible

And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possessor of heavens and earth.
- Darby Bible

And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
- Webster's Bible

He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:
- World English Bible

and he blesseth him, and saith, `Blessed [is] Abram to God Most High, possessing heaven and earth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he blessed him, and said: 'Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Maker of heaven and earth;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 14:19


14:19 Blessed be Abram, of the most high God - Observe the titles he here gives to God, which are very glorious. The most high God, which speaks his absolute perfections in himself, and his sovereign dominion over all the creatures. Possessor of heaven and earth - That is, rightful owner and sovereign Lord of all the creatures; because he made them.


Discussion for Genesis 14

  • A disciple
    Dear BG; You wrote, "You can clearly see Abram's growing dependence upon God to throughout his life. He wasn't perfect but he was learning to trust the Lord more and more." While it is so popular to take up this kind of talk, and apologizing to the ungodly for the Saints; it does not describe Abram! Genesis 6:3 Excusing one's self for failure because of the weakness of the flesh is disobedience!
  • A disciple
    What a world of danger and disaster do the ungodly have to endure! Just a glimpse into the kind of world going on all around "God's Friend Abram;" in which his nephew Lot was accidentally caught up in, because he was not as keen on this life of a pilgrim like his uncle was determined to live. Abram and his 318 men chased and destroyed five Nations' armies, and delivered the captives and the spoil!
  • BG
    Day 5 of the KingJamesBibleonline reading the Bible through in one year. Had to play a little "catch up" but that is ok. You can clearly see Abram's growing dependence upon God to throughout his life. He wasn't perfect but he was learning to trust the Lord more and more.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: Abraham took great measures to go rescue his nephew Lot. Lot chose a dangerous place to live, but Abraham loved Lot and wanted to do all he could to save him.
  • Irene123
    To Victor on Melchisedec/Jesus - Melchisedec was a theophany of God/Jesus. Jesus is God's N.T. name, just as Jehovah was His O.T. name. I think it's Jn. 1:14 that says God was manifest in the flesh, and the angel in Lk. 2 to Mary said His name was to be Jesus.
  • Victor
    ......but (!!!!) was Melchisedec...an appearance of Jesus taking place in the Old Testament???!!!

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